Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 Framework

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Apress, Jun 29, 2010 - Computers - 776 pages
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Author Steven Sanderson has seen the ASP.NET MVC Framework mature from the start, so his experience, combined with comprehensive coverage of all the new features, including those in the official MVC development toolkit, offers the clearest understanding of how this exciting new framework can improve your coding efficiency. With this book, you’ll gain invaluable up-to-date knowledge of security, deployment, and interoperability challenges.

The ASP.NET MVC 2 Framework introduces a radical high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET 3.5.

In this book, the core model-view-controller (MVC) architectural concepts are not simply explained or discussed in isolation, but are demonstrated in action. You’ll work through an extended tutorial to create a working e-commerce web application that combines ASP.NET MVC with C# language features and unit-testing best practices. By gaining this invaluable, practical experience, you’ll discover MVC’s strengths and weaknesses for yourself—and put your best-learned theory into practice.

What you’ll learn
  • Gain a solid architectural background to ASP.NET MVC 2, including MVC and REST concepts.
  • Explore the entire ASP.NET MVC Framework and take a detailed look at the official MVC development toolkit.
  • See how it works with test-driven development in action.
  • Capitalize on your existing knowledge quickly and easily through translation and comparison of features in classic ASP.NET to those in ASP.NET MVC.
  • Learn about the latest security and deployment issues, including IIS 7.0.
Who this book is for

This book is for web developers with a basic knowledge of ASP.NET and C# who want (or need) to start using the ASP.NET MVC 2 Framework.

Table of Contents
  1. What’s the Big Idea?
  2. Your First ASP.NET MVC Application
  3. Prerequisites
  4. SportsStore: A Real Application
  5. SportsStore: Navigation and Shopping Cart
  6. SportsStore: Administration and Final Enhancements
  7. Overview of ASP.NET MVC Projects
  8. URLs and Routing
  9. Controllers and Actions
  10. Controller Extensibility
  12. Models and Data Entry
  13. User Interface Techniques
  14. Ajax and Client Scripting
  15. Security and Vulnerability
  16. Deployment
  17. ASP.NET Platform Features
  18. Upgrading and Combining ASP.NET Technologies

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Review: Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework

User Review  - Glenn - Goodreads

Adam clearly has a lot of experience with MVC. His prior book on MVC 2 had some great code for writing "wizard" pages which I wish he had kept for this edition. This book is still full of great code and insight into using the technology. Read full review

Review: Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework

User Review  - Luigi Berrettini - Goodreads

MVC is a must for your web app and this book not only teaches you how to use this framework but also how to extend and customize it! Read full review

About the author (2010)

After a childhood spent at the computer, Steven Sanderson started web development in 1996, first using Perl and later adopting PHP.

His last five years of professional experience have focused on ASP.NET, learning what works and what works better, and experiencing a developer's life everywhere from an investment bank to a five-person Internet startup.

Steven has led Red Gate's web development team, and spends his free time blogging and keeping up to speed with the latest technology developments.

He's followed the ASP.NET MVC framework since its inception and frequently participates in online discussions with its core developers at Microsoft.